Summer 2020

Showcasing nearly 70 paintings from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston—one of the great repositories of this material outside the Netherlands—The San Diego Museum of Art shares the extraordinary artistic accomplishment of 17th-century painters and printmakers from the Dutch Republic. Major artists represented within the exhibition In the Age of Rembrandt include Rembrandt van Rijn, Gabriel Metsu, Gerrit Dou, Carel Fabritius, Frans Hals, Jan Davidsz de Heem, Jacob van Ruisdael, and Rachel Ruysch.

Summer of Rembrandt

In addition to three remarkable portraits by Rembrandt featured inside the exhibition, the Museum also has on view in the Fitch Gallery a special loan from the Rijksmuseum starting in mid-June, a Rembrandt self-portrait of about 1628. Rembrandt was a dedicated self-portraitist and roughly 40 of his self-portraits exist today, allowing the changes in his appearance throughout the years to be read biographically.

Opening in connection with In the Age of Rembrandt, the Museum also features an exhibition of Dutch prints of the same era. Rembrandt and Printmaking in the Netherlands includes approximately 20 etchings and engravings, drawn from the Museum’s permanent collection as well as loans from U.S. private collectors and institutions, featuring works on paper by several of the artists represented in the Boston exhibition.

The Museum’s Summer of Rembrandt offers robust programming throughout the season. Please check back soon for a full list.

Featured: Rembrandt van Rijn, Reverend Johannes Elison, 1632. Oil on panel. William K. Richardson Fund, 1956. 56.510.